Reported January 28, 2002, by Internet Security Systems.
Snort Intrusion Detection System for all platforms with 1.8.3 and earlier
A remote Denial of Service (DoS) condition exists in the open-source Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Snort. An attacker can use specially crafted Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo and echo-reply packets with less than 5 bytes of ICMP data to remotely crash the system.
Discovered by Sinbad.